Portage County Solid Waste Department

Portage County Material Recovery Facility
Portage County Material Recovery Facility
2. Material Recovery Facility
Material Recovery Facility
Weigh in first
Weigh in first
On to the tipping floor
On to the tipping floor
Recyclables come onto the line
Recyclables come onto the line
Containers are hand and machine sorted
Containers are hand and machine sorted
Sorting containers from above
Sorting containers from above
Paper is hand sorted
 Paper is hand sorted
Sorted Paper
 Sorted Paper

Recyclables are moved to the baler line
 Recyclables are moved to the baler line

Down the line they go
Down the line they go
Into the baler
Into the baler
Bales of cardboard weigh 1500 lbs!
Bales of cardboard weigh 1500 lbs!
Bales are stacked and stored for shipping
Bales are stacked and stored for shipping
Bales of plastic weigh 1000 lbs!
 Bales of plastic weigh 1000 lbs!
ales of like recyclables are loaded for sale
 Bales of like recyclables are loaded for sale
Trailers are then shipped to recyclable buyers
 Trailers are then shipped to recyclable buyers
The MRF also recycles waste oil
The MRF also recycles waste oil
And provides confidential documentshreding to citizens and businesses
And provides confidential document shredding to citizens and businesses
Here is the shredding machine
Here is the shredding machine
Composting education site
Composting education site
Education center and conference room
Education center and conference room